January 29, 2023

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‘Anna Mahler: Notes on Stone’; ‘About Sol’; ‘Mahler & LeWitt Studios’: three documentaries, a U.S. premiere

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December 1, 2022

06:00 PM – 07:30 PM

Normal Admission Ticket: $15 Users & Learners: No cost

Be a part of us for the US premiere of a few a short while ago commissioned documentaries discovering the lives of Anna Mahler and Sol LeWitt, as properly as the artist residency software their perform has influenced in Spoleto, Italy, at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios.

Launched by CIMA director Nicola Lucchi, friends are also invited to go to the recent CIMA exhibition ‘Bruno Munari: The Boy or girl Within’.

Light-weight refreshments will be served!

Anna Mahler: Notes on Stone (23minutes), narrated by her daughter Marina Mahler, is the initial documentary to closely contemplate the lifestyle and do the job of stone sculptor Anna Mahler, daughter of Gustav and Alma. Just before achieving Spoleto, where by she would live and operate from the late 1960s, the film evokes the exclusive cultural milieu in which she grew up – amid her mentors had been Oskar Kokoshka and Giorgio de Chirico. The film then follows Anna from war torn Vienna, to London and Los Angeles, the place she taught at UCLA and manufactured her most monumental work ‘The Tower of Masks’.

About Sol (23 minutes) is an personal portrait of Sol LeWitt, documenting his lifestyle and do the job with a certain focus on the time he invested in Spoleto. It centers on an interview with his spouse Carol, who shares a string of intimate recollections commencing with their departure from New York, to a new relatives life in Spoleto. It explores Sol’s do the job by means of his friendships with the artists and persons of the city. Conversations with Adam Weinberg (Director, Whitney Museum of American Art) and Marco Tonelli (Director, Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive) clarify the relevance of the great Italian painters to LeWitt’s observe – Giotto, Piero della Francesca, frà Filippo Lippi – artists who at initially sight feel distant from conceptual art and minimalism.

Mahler & LeWitt Studios (12 minutes) is a quick movie with Person Robertson (curator and founding director, with Eva LeWitt) telling the story of the plan of residencies and particular projects which just take place each and every year, for 5 months, all-around the former studios of Anna Mahler and Sol LeWitt in Spoleto. The software welcomes and gives opportunities for curators, writers and artists of all disciplines, from across the planet. In Spoleto they obtain an perfect house to replicate and create new perform.

The production of the documentary movies stems from the desire of Maria Teresa Venturini Fendi, President of the Carla Fendi Foundation, to make a contribution to the crucial action of the Mahler & LeWitt Studios. The movies are meant to give context to the lives and do the job of Anna Mahler and Sol LeWitt in Spoleto, sharing their tales with new audiences, and to rejoice the significant options, supplied in their names, to a new technology of artists, writers and curators.

The Carla Fendi Basis encourages and creates creative events, restorations, social jobs, science and exploration. Given that forming in 2007, the Foundation has collaborated with the Pageant dei Thanks Mondi, Spoleto, turning into its Main Associate in 2012. Among the its initiatives in Spoleto, the Foundation organises the yearly Premio Carla Fendi – in 2021 Marina Mahler and Carol LeWitt were recipients of the prize for their expert services to society in Spoleto. They donated their prize money to the Mahler & LeWitt Studios and it will fund a collection of cultural collaborations between the Carla Fendi Basis and the studios. fondazionecarlafendi.it

Gabriele Gianni (b.1978) is an Italian director and artist. For the Carla Fendi Foundation he has also designed: A Feeling of Speculate, about the daily life of the British scientist Stephen Hawking, and Ecce Robot, on synthetic intelligence, robotics, and the thinking of British scientist Alan Turing. He is co-director, with Davide Barletti, of Nothing at all Improper, about the research for the meaning of Time by the tales and  eyes of 3 hundred youngsters throughout the yr of the pandemic. The film was screened at Biografilm 22, and at Annecy Cinéma Italien. In 2022 he made Fact? an augmented actuality installation situated in the renaissance church of Santa Maria della Manna d’Oro in Spoleto, Italy. Developed by Carla Fendi Foundation, it investigates illusory place in consciousness. gabrielegianni.com

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